14th Biennial International Conference on Drugs, Alcohol and Society in Africa Underway

Oct 26, 2022 - 18:13
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14th Biennial International Conference on Drugs, Alcohol and Society in Africa Underway

The 14th Biennial international conference on drugs, alcohol & society in Africa, dubbed “Towards the Reform of Drug Law & Policy in Africa: Research, Practice & Advocacy Considerations” is taking place in Abuja, Nigeria.

The 2-day event, held on the 26th and 27th October, has been organized by the Centre for Research and Information on Substance Abuse (CRISA), In the context of a growing demand for the modernization of the international drug control system.

Topics being discussed are, the availability of services for people who use drugs; access to treatment; drug markets in Africa; decriminalization of drug use; regulation of drugs; medicinal cannabis; harm reduction; availability of medications for the management of pain; control of prescription opioids; alcohol and tobacco policies; measuring policy effectiveness; assessment of national plans of action, and national practice guidelines; stigma; alternative development; the role of the media and civil society; gender perspectives; drugs and the legal system; and the current state of drug policy research, vulnerable populations.

 

 

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